I have been told that the hardest part of anything is starting; the first step is the hardest. Well... I did it! I started! :)
Earlier today, I finished week 1, day 1. It was my first run using the Couch to 5k (C25K) method. I went running/ walking a couple of times already this year because the weather was so beautiful! But I could never keep myself motivated to keep running and it normally turned more into a leisurely stroll. Hearing someone tell me to when to jog and for how long though sure helped me stay motivated. I committed to myself that I was going to do this C25K thing as best I could and keep going even when I wanted to stop; this really is a great starting place--a way to make my running dreams come true.
So... how was day 1? It was a push but a good kind of push. I will definitely being doing this puppy again and am so excited for the day when I will actually jog more than walk. (Week 1, Day 1 consists of 60 seconds of jogging followed by 90 seconds of walking repeated more times that I could count. Thank goodness for the walking breaks though!! I way needed them!) I'm tired but not immovable/ dead--I know this is completely owed to my TBL workouts in the morning. C25K is a good transition for completely unexperienced runners to competing in 5k marathons. Best part: it is free! I found a ton of different music mixes to download with the C25K voices overs--I personally chose Christian music and enjoyed it today while I was out and about.
Oh... one thing, my shoulder hurts--weird, I KNOW! But ever since I remember (running in junior high for PE) my right shoulder would start aching after I ran/ jogged--even short distances. Before I have used my (possibly oxygen lacking??) shoulder pain as a reason to stop. It hurts inside, like under the collar bone around the ball and socket joint. It wasn't too bad today--just kind of annoying. But if anyone has tips/ ideas for how to stop the shoulder issues and/or what it is... I would LOVE to hear your suggestions! :)
break slamming happened TODAY and I wanted to share! :)